15 Nehoiden Rd Mashpee ~Open House Sat Aug 14 from 1-3pm
by Team Stevens and Manley
Courtesy of Kriss Stevens
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The 184 things a Realtor does for a seller
When Pat Vredevoogd-Combs, a former president of the National Association of REALTORS, was asked to testify before a U.S. Congressional committee looking into industry commissions, she put together a list of how a Realtor helps sellers sell their homes.
The list is 184 items long, and details all of the tasks that a Realtor performs for a seller in a typical transaction. She broke her list down into 11 categories with a number of specific tasks and their descriptions for each category. This includes Pre-Listing Activities (20 tasks), Listing Appointment Presentation (13 tasks), After Listing Agreement is Signed (44 tasks), Entering Property in MLS Database (6 tasks), Marketing the Listing (26 tasks), The Offer and the Contract (21 tasks), Tracking the Loan Process (5 tasks), Home Inspection (7 tasks), The Appraisal (5 tasks), Closing Preparations and Duties (24 tasks), and Follow Up After Closing (3 tasks).
Vredevoogd-Combs admitted that most people really have no idea what real estate professionals do because, she explains, “most of the important services are performed behind the scenes.”
What is considered an “Act of God”?
An “Act of God” is legally defined as “an event that directly and exclusively results from the occurrence of natural causes that could not have been prevented by the exercise of foresight or caution,” or in other words, an inevitable accident.
Acts of God include harsh windstorms, snowstorms, hail, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and floods. Homeowners’ insurance policies can exclude damage caused by some Acts of God.
But what is considered an Act of God isn’t always crystal clear. Fires are one example: An accidental home fire is not considered an Act of God, but a fire caused by a lightning strike is.
So is your home covered by Acts of God? The answer is: It depends. The policy you purchased will show specifically what’s covered and what’s excluded. Your policy will likely refer to risks as “perils” and not Acts of God. Your best bet is to meet with your insurance rep and ask, because unless you have additional riders, damage from floods or earthquakes, for example, won’t be covered.
New to the Market-OPEN HOUSE AUGUST 14, 2021 from 1:00 TO 3:00pm 15 Nehoiden Road, Mashpee, MA 02649 $699,000
5 Beds | 2 Baths | 2296 Square Feet
South Cape Beach Estates! Easy living in this colonial located in a seaside resort area with neighborhood beach dock, park and playground. Deep water boat access on Great River available via town landing around the corner. The floor plan encompasses 5 spacious bedrooms two full baths, generous size living room, fully equipped kitchen makes food preparation a breeze. Plenty of space to gather in oversize family room with slider out to deck. This home enjoys abundant natural light & layout designed for entertaining. Upstairs, you will find 4 more comfortable bedrooms, a study, & a good-sized bathroom. Other highlights include flexible floorplan, central air, gas heat, newer roof, 1st floor laundry & outdoor shower. You will appreciate the proximity to beaches, cafes and restaurants, golf & Mashpee Commons. Sandy South Cape Beach is half mile away. So many possibilities as this home is perfect for year round or seasonal rental, you choose.
Fall failures: 3 seller mistakes that can kill a home sale
Fall brings change: Leaves fall, apples ripen, and the air gets crisp. Home sellers need to stay aware of changes and avoid these three fall mistakes:
Price too high: When the real estate market in the summer is hot, but begins to cool in the fall, sellers make a mistake when they don’t adapt and keep their prices high.
Selling alone: Watching homes sell fast in the summer may tempt a seller to go at it alone. But that could be a big mistake. Studies show FSBO homes are on the market longer and sell for as much as 20% less.
Leaving the leaves: If you have a lot of fall foliage, make sure you keep your landscaping clear of debris. You don’t want to telegraph all the yard work a buyer will have to do each fall.
Team Stevens & Manley
Selling Cape Cod Beach Homes Kriss Stevens, Broker Associate,CRS 508-648-0013 KrissStevens.com Coast2CoastRe.com
1550 Falmouth Road, Route 28,
Centerville, MA 02632